Oct 29, 2008 ... If mussels are open before they've been cooked (and don't close up tightly when
tapped), then they're dead, and not fresh enough to eat under ...
Aug 17, 2010 ... Farmed and wild mussels should be rinsed just before cooking. Yank off any
whiskers or ... Set an open mussel on the counter and give it a tap.
Before cooking check for mussels that are open. Mussels with open shells may
be dead and therefore dangerous to eat. To be sure they are dead and not just ...
Also, discard any mussel that is open. The mussels should be ... Mussels
Recipes. 2. Just before cooking, soak your mussels in fresh water for about 20
Though simple to cook, just steam them for a... ... Bypass mussels that have their
shells open and that will not close. An open shell itself does not mean the ...
Therefore I would assert that if mussels are open prior to cooking (and don't
immediately close when tapped) they must be thrown away. But what about
Oct 29, 2008 ... Nick Ruello found that 1.9 per cent of mussels opened early. These mussels
opened before they had been cooked long enough to kill any ...
Jul 7, 2014 ... Also discard any mussels that don't open after cooking. ... Follow this simple
advice: before cooking, shells closed; after cooking, shells open.
Jul 29, 2013 ... Mussels are alive, and you want them alive when you cook them. ... Squeeze the
open mussels with your fingers or tap the ones that are open ...
Jun 29, 2013 ... If you steam clams or mussels, or cook them with pasta, the safe rule is to ...
Remember, too, to toss any clams that are open before you cook ...